Patents by Inventor Robert Teichman

Robert Teichman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200146589
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a subject. A reference device can be associated with the subject. The reference device can be moved while maintaining or allowing registration with an image space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Reddy, Robert Teichman
  • Patent number: 10531814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a subject. A reference device can be associated with the subject. The reference device can be moved while maintaining or allowing registration with an image space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Reddy, Robert Teichman
  • Publication number: 20190155486
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Patent number: 10191615
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Patent number: 10039613
    Abstract: The position of an imaging device can be determined at least in part with a movement portion of the imaging device. The imaging device can be moved relative to the patient to obtain image data of the patient at different perspectives or angles. The image data obtained of the patient can be displayed with a display device at various perspectives and a tracked position of the instrument can be displayed at the appropriate perspective or a selected perspective relative to the image data with the display device based upon a known position of the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Surgical Navigation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, Laurent Verard
  • Publication number: 20180042514
    Abstract: A system and apparatus taught to determine the identification and selected information relating to surgical instruments near a reader. The information can be stored on a member operable to transmit the information to a reader at a selected time. The information can be used in a navigation system to assist in navigation of the instrument relative to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Laurent Verard, Robert Teichman
  • Publication number: 20170316561
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick A. HELM, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Patent number: 9801566
    Abstract: A system and apparatus taught to determine the identification and selected information relating to surgical instruments near a reader. The information can be stored on a member operable to transmit the information to a reader at a selected time. The information can be used in a navigation system to assist in navigation of the instrument relative to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Verard, Robert Teichman
  • Patent number: 9504531
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired or best result for the procedure. The system and method can be used in confirming a selected result that can be efficacious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Teichman, Eric Potts, Robert J. Reddy
  • Patent number: 9179984
    Abstract: A navigation system generally determines a location of a portion of a first medical instrument relative to a patient. The navigation system generally includes a multi-configuration tracking array that extends from the first medical instrument. A plurality of tracking devices can be positioned on the multi-configuration tracking array. At least one of the tracking devices changes to define at least a first condition and a second condition. A tracking system detects the tracking devices and relates a change between the first condition and the second condition with a change between at least a first instrument configuration and a second instrument configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Teichman, David Mire, Jason Tipton, Steven L. Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20150031985
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a subject. A reference device can be associated with the subject. The reference device can be moved while maintaining or allowing registration with an image space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. REDDY, Robert Teichman
  • Publication number: 20150010220
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired or best result for the procedure. The system and method can be used in confirming a selected result that can be efficacious.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Robert TEICHMAN, Eric Potts, Robert J. Reddy
  • Patent number: 8842893
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired or best result for the procedure. The system and method can be used in confirming a selected result that can be efficacious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Teichman, Eric Potts, Robert J. Reddy
  • Publication number: 20140081128
    Abstract: A system and apparatus taught to determine the identification and selected information relating to surgical instruments near a reader. The information can be stored on a member operable to transmit the information to a reader at a selected time. The information can be used in a navigation system to assist in navigation of the instrument relative to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent VERARD, Robert TEICHMAN
  • Patent number: 8644570
    Abstract: A patient defines a patient space in which an instrument can be tracked and navigated. An image space is defined by image data that can be registered to the patient space. A tracking device can be connected to a member in a known manner that includes imageable portions that generate image points in the image data. The tracking device can be tracked to register patient space to image space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, Laurent Verard
  • Patent number: 8600478
    Abstract: A system and apparatus taught to determine the identification and selected information relating to surgical instruments near a reader. The information can be stored on a member operable to transmit the information to a reader at a selected time. The information can be used in a navigation system to assist in navigation of the instrument relative to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Verard, Robert Teichman
  • Publication number: 20120294491
    Abstract: A patient defines a patient space in which an instrument can be tracked and navigated. An image space is defined by image data that can be registered to the patient space. A tracking device can be connected to a member in a known manner that includes imageable portions that generate image points in the image data. The tracking device can be tracked to register patient space to image space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, Laurent Verard
  • Patent number: 8238631
    Abstract: A patient defines a patient space in which an instrument can be tracked and navigated. An image space is defined by image data that can be registered to the patient space. A tracking device can be connected to a member in a known manner that includes imageable portions that generate image points in the image data. The tracking device can be tracked to register patient space to image space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, Laurent Verard
  • Publication number: 20110301593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument capable of applying an electrostimulation to a neural structure. The surgical instrument also has a tracking system associated therewith to provide navigational tracking during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Teichman, Laurent Verard, Eric Ryterski, W. Keith Adcox, John B. Clayton, David Mire
  • Publication number: 20110268325
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired or best result for the procedure. The system and method can be used in confirming a selected result that can be efficacious.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Medtronic Navigation, Inc
    Inventors: Robert Teichman, Eric Potts, Robert J. Reddy